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Virginia Recreational Trails Program (RTP)


Child on trail.The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) is a matching reimbursement grant program for the building and rehabilitation of trails and trail related facilities. DCR partners with the Federal Highway Administration to run the program.

Funding may be awarded to city, county, town or other government entities or registered nonprofit groups partnering with a governmental body. The Recreational Trails Program and Virginia Recreational Trails Program Advisory Committee steer project selections after a competitive call for applications.

How to compete for a Recreational Trails Program Award

  1. Read the 2016 Recreational Trails Program Application Manual, which has a detailed program description covering eligibility, match requirements, scoring criteria, and rules and regulations.
  2. Read the application before completing it. All question and attachments should be considered required. Failure to answer all questions or provide all attachments may disqualify an application.
  3. Submit eight complete copies of the application along with one CD or thumb drive containing a complete copy of the application to DCR no later than 4 p.m. on July 21, 2016. Applications should be sent to:

    Virginia Recreational Trails Program
    Department of Conservation and Recreation
    600 East Main Street, 24th Floor
    Richmond, Virginia 23219

Applicants are responsible for effecting delivery by the deadline. Late submissions will be rejected without consideration.

Questions? If you're unable to find the answer to your question in the 2016 RTP Application Manual, email synthia.waymack@dcr.virginia.gov or call 804-786-4379.